Ads to Host Salute to Wrestling Feb. 9
Milwaukee, WI – The Admirals are thrilled to announce our “Salute to Wrestling” night courtesy of ICAT Logistics, Sunday, February 9 at 1 pm as they take on the Chicago Wolves at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. All fans can meet and receive autographs from an illustrious wrestling roster featuring the likes of Mean Gene Okerland, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, and Diamond Dallas Page.
A native of Robbinsdale, Minnesota, “Mean Gene” Okerland is known for his work in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and the World Championship Wrestling (WCW). In 2006 he was introduced into the Hall of Fame by Hulk Hogan. Mean Gene started his career in the American Wrestling Association (AWA) in the early 1970’s and earned a permanent position at the end of the decade. In 1983 Mean Gene joined the WWF and stayed there for the following nine years as their top interviewer. After he left the WWF he became an Interviewer for the WCW and was with the company until 2001 when WWF bought the WCW. As of today, Mean Gene is retired making occasional WWE appearances.
Jake “The Snake” earned his name because he often brought snakes into the ring. Jake’s debut took place on May 13, 1975 and retired January 29, 2011. Although he started his career in 1975 Jake made his WWF debut in March 1986 and a quick month later he made his first pay-per-view debut where he won his match again George Wells. He has wrestled in many different championships and has accomplished many awards. Jake “The Snake” was introduced into the Legends Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame on November 27, 2010. He was an All-Star Wrestling Network World Heavyweight Champion, Americas Wrestling Federstaion Puerto Rican Heavyweight Champion, The Mid-South Louisiana Heavyweight Champion and twice was the Mid-South North American Heavyweight Champion. Jake “The Snake” invented the DDT, he claimed this move to be his finisher.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Diamond Dallas Page wrestled for mainstream wrestling promotions such as the WCW, WWF and WWE. Diamond Dallas broke into the business in 1988, as a manager in the American Wrestling Association (AWA). He worked there for nine months before signing with the WCW. He continued as a manager until 1991, but then changed over and became a wrestler. Diamond Dallas was a three-time WCW Word Heavy Weight Champion, two-time WCW United States Champion, four-time WCW World Tag Team Champion, and one-time WCW World Television Champion.
Fans can order tickets by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or by logging on to the Admirals website at www.milwaukeeadmirals.com. Groups of ten or more get $2 off every ticket. For more info on how to order group tickets please call (414)227-0550.
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